CAREER ASPIRATIONS: AN INVESTIGATION OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AWARENESS OF CONTEMPORARY HIGH PROFILE CAREERS

  • J.B Oluwatimilehin Department of Counselling Psychology, College of Applied Education and Vocational Technology Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Nigeria
  • Owoyele Jimoh Wale Department of Counselling Psychology, College of Applied Education and Vocational Technology Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Nigeria

Abstract

Many students are fond of naming the seemingly common and popular careers such as medicine, engineering and law as their future ambitions. The aim of this study is to determine the level of awareness of the relatively new and contemporary careers which offer bounteous prospects in the modern globalised world by Nigerian adolescents. It is a descriptive study in form of a survey in which questionnaires were used to collect data from a randomly selected sample of senior secondary school students in Ogun State. Appropriate research questions and null hypotheses were raised and tested at 0.05 level. Findings revealed that participants have low level of awareness of contemporary careers. This trend was the same among male and female, rural and urban students. Therefore, it was recommended that career education focusing on contemporary careers should be organized for students from time to time in order to raise their level of career awareness and create ample career opportunities for them in the modern globalised world.

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Published
2014-12-02
How to Cite
Oluwatimilehin, J., & Wale, O. J. (2014). CAREER ASPIRATIONS: AN INVESTIGATION OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AWARENESS OF CONTEMPORARY HIGH PROFILE CAREERS. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n1p%p